The turtle is another awesome trick it's basically you just push your face forward towards the camera a little bit and it strengthens your jawline. It also helps if you have a double chin and gets it back to normal.This can define your features more, especially when facing the side.
Titling the head back far is best for a modeling shot.
We bring a reflector with us to soften the face,light up the face, or eliminate shadows when necessary.
Have a client wipe the forehead and nose lightly with a tissue or paper towel to remove shine, so there’s less work later in retouching.
Tilting the chin down too far can look somewhat creepy. Unless you are going for that type of role, have the chin up a bit.
If you have your face turned too much to one side, casting director may think you are trying to hide something and will just toss your picture.
Headshots look best when the client is facing straight or at just a slight angle.
How will tilting the chin up or down change the look of a headshot?
Sometimes we have discounts and a free headshot to a lucky individual if we do a special.
What makes a headshot good?
What are the things in a headshot that directors don’t like to see?
At presentations, I like to look at peoples headshots so they’ll know how to improve on the next one.
Most peoples faces are asymmetrical. Sometimes we need to shoot from only one side, or turn the head slightly to one side to hide a flaw.
If i want a friend to do my headshot, what guidelines can they follow to get some decent shots?
When having headshots done for the first time, have the photographer do both friendly and intense looks so you’ll have a good variety to send out for various roles you may want to audition for.
It's important that you update you headshots so you look like you in the picture and not someone who’s 10 years younger.
If you’re really young, you want to update headshots every six months, if you're in your 20s, you want to update every year to two. By mid age you could go about four or five years, and when you're older than that like in your 60s, or 70s you're starting to lose hair a little more quickly so you want to start updating about every two years.